Posts in Beer & Wine
Austin City Unlimited

Marty’s search for the best beer in Austin, Texas uncovered Lazarus; he was curious as to their background and the Biblical references adorning the joint. So, he asked.

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Tin Roof - Beer

Marty Nopper’s beer musings begin with Tin Roof Brewing Company, Baton Rouge’s largest craft brewery. The brewery is situated between downtown Baton Rouge and Louisiana State University.

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Cry of Delores = Cinco de Mayo

Marty Nopper’s history of Cinco de Mayo and humor regarding all things, especially beer, kicks it up another notch! If you need to laugh and smile today, he’s your guy.

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Prohibition and Pops, "I think this would be a good time for a beer”!

Normally, when I know my work schedule and the cities I will be visiting, I try to scope out activities (namely music…ok, breweries) and try to arrange myself accordingly. Very rarely does a musical happening coincide with my schedule, but the gods were smiling tonight.

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Spell Estate Winemaker Notes-2017 Vintage

Spell Estate released their 2017 Pinot Noir. This vintage produced wines of remarkable quality. Expressive aromatics are highlighted by deep, concentrated flavors and soft contours. These wines show great promise for those who wish to lay a handful of bottles aside for a later date. 

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Midwest Malteds

Marty Nopper found refuge in Omaha, Nebraska in the middle of Winter; yes, his airplane seat mate was really that bad. Don’t feel too sorry for him since his detour included a copy of his favorite. “A black ale at heart, this parietal puncher uses over 50 pounds of chocolate peanut butter and a nice roast flavoring to produce a very creamy brew, something to remember long after that 12-ounce pour is long gone.”

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Asheville Ales

One of the items on my wife's bucket list has always been to go to The Biltmore (Asheville NC) during the Christmas holidays. We made plans to go this year to see how this majestic palace had been converted into a winter wonderland. Next stop for Marty was beer land, better known as the Wicked Weed Brewery.

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